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MHEA Excellence Awards are ‘a significant endorsement’

The entry deadline for the second MHEA Excellence Awards is just over five weeks away and the organisers are reminding all companies and individuals to enter. Categories are: Innovation Award, Apprentice of the Year, Project of the Year and Supplier of the Year and entries can be made online or via a downloadable entry pack. Deadline for entries is 31st July 2017. Last year’s winner of Project of the Year was Midland Quarry Products Ltd (MQP), for uplifting and relocating…

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Providing a forum for the bulk materials industry

With just four months to go until BULKEX17: BULK HANDLING TODAY AND TOMORROW, James Bullock of the MHEA Executive Committee shares his views on why BUKLEX is a key industry event: “Our objective with BULKEX is to help the industry, help energise it and create a buzz by establishing a forum for sharing ideas, sharing best practice and knowledge, and stimulating debate. “I believe BULKEX is one of the most important things the MHEA does, providing a platform where we…

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BULKEX is attracting a high-profile list of speakers on a range of current issues, MHEA announced today. The first few speakers for the 2017 conference, Bulk Handling Today and Tomorrow, are set to fill the seminar rooms to capacity with their topical and technical presentations. The following speakers have been confirmed (more to be announced shortly): Darryn Quayle, Mining Engineer and Specialist, UKTI – Doing business in Chile: benefits, opportunities and free trade agreements Matt Drew, Managing Director, Saxlund International…

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ATEX Explosions becomes BULKEX headline sponsor

The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) has announced a headline sponsor for its two day BULKEX conference - ATEX Explosion Hazards. The premier Bulk Materials Handling event is being held at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham on 18 and 19 October and attracts delegates from across the sector and from associated industries such as ports, steel, transport, energy, quarrying and mining. A member of the MHEA, ATEX Explosion Hazards provides a range of safety services to the process industry ensuring compliance with…

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Member site visit to Glensanda Quarry, 10 May 2017

Places for our first site visit in 2017 were in much demand and on 10th May 21 MHEA members arrived at Glensanda Quarry in Oban, Scotland, courtesy of Aggregates Industries. It is the largest granite quarry in Europe, only accessible by boat - everything used at the site has to be transferred by barge as there is no road access. This trip was hosted by David Lamb, Assistant Quarry Operations Manager, Simon Turk, Logistics Director and Ian Henry the Harbourmaster/Ship…

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